Deputies hunt Hemby Bridge shooter

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 07:37 PM

A shooting Thursday night led to a search for Joshua Eugene Caldwell later that day and Friday.

Caldwell, 21, was involved in an altercation with two individuals at 4109 Faith Church Road in Hemby Bridge Thursday.

During the encounter, a firearm was brandished by Caldwell and shots were fired, which resulted in one victim being hit causing serious injury. Warrants for arrest were issued against Caldwell for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He should be considered armed and anyone with information is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600, according to a statement of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Caldwell is described as being 6 feet, one inch tall and weighing 145 pounds. He has a tattoo on his lower left arm with the word child and one on his lower right arm with the word Gods. On his center chest he has the letters CASEJL. His last known address was 330 Smith Circle in Matthews, according to the statement.

The victim in the incident was Travis Baker, 19, who lived at the residence, Capt. Ronnie Whitaker of the Union County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The suspect (Caldwell) went over to the house where the victim was located,” he said.

During an altercation, shots were fired, which hit Baker in the back. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he was treated and released. No one else was hurt in the incident and as of Friday afternoon, officers were still looking for the suspect, Whitaker said.